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William Dampier

William Dampier was an English explorer, pirate, privateer, navigator, and naturalist who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. He has also been described as Australia's first natural historian, as well as one of the most important British explorers of the period between Francis Drake and James Cook, he "bridged those two eras" with a mix of piratical derring-do of the... Read More

Bornbaptised 5 September 1651
East Coker, Somerset, England
DiedMarch 1715 (aged 63)
London, England
NationalityEnglish and, after the Union, British
OccupationPrivateer and explorer


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